Frequently Asked Questions About NVIDIA PC (non-EFI) Graphics Cards

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  1. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    Does Metal work with Maxwell cards using this driver?
     
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    **** happens Lou! ;-)

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    I'll reinstall Cap tomorrow. Is there some kind of Metal demo or benchmark?
     
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  7. Asgorath thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The driver has a loose version check of 15A so should install on any build of El Cap. Whether it works or not will depend on if there have been binary incompatible changes in the frameworks that the driver depends on. I'd expect this version check to eventually tighten up to a specific revision, though I'd guess NVIDIA did this to avoid having to rebuild for every single DP or PB build that Apple releases (since it's an unofficial beta "release" of the driver after all).
     
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    Oh well I installed PB2 and then the driver. When you choose the web driver the 'Restart' button is greyed out. When you manually restart it reverts back to OSX driver. This beta Nvidia web driver is incompatible with PB2.
     
  9. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^^Not my experience! I am running the new PB (14A22f) of El Cap as of a couple of hours ago along with Nvidia Web Driver 346.03.01b06 and Cuda 7.0.52
     
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    it works! The preferences keeps showing OSX driver is selected but it's just a visual bug. I have GTX980 running in El Cap :)
     
  12. flowrider macrumors 601

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    An MVC Modified Gigabyte GTX780.

    Lou
     
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    Thought I'd give 10.11 a shot after seeing the beta web drivers were available.

    Installed El Capitan and updated to V2 with my old GT120 in place using the stock Apple drivers. Then I installed the beta web driver and swapped cards to my GTX 980. Mac Pro just kept crashing/rebooting as if the web drivers weren't installed.

    I realised that for some reason I was on developer beta 2 and not public beta 2. Upgraded to DB 3 & then 4, now everything is okay.

    If this happens to you, make sure you're on the latest release of 10.11; the web drivers don't work on earlier betas.
     
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  15. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^WOW - That question was posted on Page 90, Post #2230 and I answered it in the next post #2231. The question was asked and answered a month ago! What's with your post here???????????

    Lou
     
  16. Asgorath thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Right, if you're using the El Cap drivers, you'll want to stick with the latest available DP or PB build to avoid problems with binary incompatibilities.
     
  17. m4v3r1ck, Jul 24, 2015
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    Hi @MacVidCards ,

    I was lurking on Netkas when I came across this post: http://netkas.org/?p=1399

    [​IMG]

    Do you have a .rom for the GTX-670-FTW-4GB BTW? I want to pull out my Mac Edition classic 800GT and as a bonus I can free up a PCI slot for a more noble cause: Apricorn DUO x2 for using as a scratch disk! :rolleyes:

    Could you please PM me with an offer for A GTX-670-FTW-4GB rom, btw did you by any change get a European affiliate yet?

    Cheers
     
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    A PC Sapphire 7950 that I acquired on eBay, and I had MVC flash the VBIOS to run on my 2008 Mac Pro.
     
  19. John Doggett-Williams macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your great work. I was about to buy a 2gb Nvidia Quadro 4000 card that came out of an Dell T7500 or t5500 for my Mac Pro 4, 1, (early 2009) after reading your thread but a guy on the Nvidia chat room insists it cannot be used on a MAC.
     
  20. MacGamver macrumors regular

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    Just as a heads-up, I took the plunge and my EVGA GTX650tiSC installed 10.10.4 and booted off the stock drivers, then the NVidia panel prompted me to update to the webdriver. All is good in the world! :D
     
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    Did you run the update with your boot-arg as "nvda_drv=1"?
    I've always wondered if that boot argument would trip up the Apple Stock drivers.
     
  22. Asgorath thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That boot arg just tells the startup kext to try the web driver first. If the web driver isn't compatible, it just falls back to loading the stock Apple driver.
     
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    Hi all,

    Any known issues with NVidia 346.02.02f02 in 10.10.4? Thanks in advance!

    Cheers
     
  24. MacGamver macrumors regular

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    Nope. No boot args, just straight up install/update.
     
  25. Asgorath thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So yeah, there's a new driver 346.02.02f02 available today:

    http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/87655

    The web page includes this text:

    I checked the installer script and sure enough, there is no longer a hardware check and it installed just fine on my laptop.
     
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